Recent content by Richard Flack

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    Outlook 2013 - Odd Sync behaviour

    In the process of slimming down my inbox (moving stuff to other folders) Ive noticed some odd behaviour by sync. If I look at the msg count on the new folder after the move it has the expected msg count. Sync chugs away and after a while the Yahoo web mail shows the same msg count. Then...
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    Outlook - alternatives to Rules / Junk?

    hmmm... that kind of complexity makes me nervous (additional opportunities for failure) and I do wonder if its worth it. I assume the big brains analysed it (distribution of msg sizes and numbers msgs / folder or mailbox) and decided it is worth the two bites at the cherry. Pardon my...
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    Outlook - alternatives to Rules / Junk?

    Thanks. And I think youve just explained why some msgs seem to sit for a while with 0 size which then seems to get corrected later.
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    Outlook - alternatives to Rules / Junk?

    Ive been told by MS that Outlook 2013 Rules dont work right with IMAP. (That is certainly not inconsistent with my experience migrating form Outlook 2007). Im trying to manage my Bulk Mailings (ie 'spam' that I actually want to keep, at least for limited time periods). Are there reliable...
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    Outlook 2013 - IMAP & Rules Broken

    Further down the rabbit hole of Outlook 2013 & Sync issues .... Im seeking confirmation that what Ive been told by MS support is accurate and makes sense. Im just moving to Outlook 2013 from 2007, with IMAP account. I have a large email collection, organised into various folders by Rules and...
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    Organising Spam

    Wondering if which is the better way to organise spam - set up rules to run continually on incoming messages - use the Junk facility; and periodically run rules against the Junk folder to keep the good stuff and delete the rest. (Spam comes in different flavours from yummy to toxic so I...
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    Recovering Rules in O 2013

    Found this thread https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/90630-recover-export-rules-from-a-backup-pst/ BUT it refers to a pst file. My backup is an ost file; would I be correct that I need to spoof the old ost file as current, export the Rules to pst then go back to the current ost file and...
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    Many folders

    Further down the rabbit hole... Microsoft Support suggested starting over with a new profile which seemed a good idea (but see below). So its syncing away at its leisurely pace. But the interesting thing is - so far anyway, in all cases 'date modified' = 'date received' and 'date created'...
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    Many folders

    Neither box is checked, which I take to mean the files are deleted immediately? Oh, I forgot, back to my previous question ... it looks like Ive got to delete (well move elsewhere) duplicates again. My question is - how can I tell which is the original? In the example above: using date...
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    Many folders

    Yes IMAP. No I didnt purge. Wasnt aware of the possibility. This is probably a REALLY dumb question, but when a message is deleted or moved from a folder that is synced and subscribed, shouldn't it be deleted or moved "simultaneously" from the server and all clients? Another dumb...
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    Many folders

    Thanks. Im starting to feel Ive fallen down the rabbit hole and Outlook was written by Lewis Carol. So I moved more msgs out of Inbox to the secondary inbox. Got the size down to about 8k records. I had also scanned for and removed duplicates to another folder (for deletion after...
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    Rules - many or few

    Ok thanks. yes, ive got little choice. and yes ive had that problem before. Yahoo forum would be the place to lok for help?
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    Many folders

    Is the speed limited by the server or the client? (Im running on a new fairly powerful machine, if thats relevant)
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    Rules - many or few

    Interesting. When you say "remove yahoo" do you just mean not signing in to web mail, or do you mean removing that account in Outlook? I dont have the latter option, Yahoo is the host or whatever for Rogers mail. I need IMAP cos of the iOS devices and keeping synced. Yes I get the password...
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    Rules - many or few

    Life is never easy! BTW this is the "using outlook" forum I believe, is there a "trying to use Outlook forum"? You can probably see the progression in my posts ... IMAP syncing is driving me nuts. The bizarre thing is that the MS fora are full of grumbles, nada from the microserfs, and a...
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